JRC News

  1. 3 Jul 2015

    Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

  2. 9 Mar 2015
    Using teachers' skills from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and students’ performance from the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) JRC scientists have exploited a multilevel model to investigate how much of the variation in student performance can be explained by teacher quality at the country level across a number of OECD countries.
  3. 9 Sep 2014

    Existing patterns of student and school non-response to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) suggest the potential need to revise the design of data collection.

    Results of international educational achievement surveys make it possible to compare countries’ success in educational outcomes and have therefore impacted widely on education policy debate in many countries. However, attention to the survey results has not been matched by thorough reviews of the data quality of such surveys, in particular with respect to non-response rates and non-response bias.

  4. 2 Sep 2014

    Being highly proficient in literacy and numeracy may be more important than having a higher level of education when considering the role of these two skills in integration and engagement in the social and economic life of advanced economies.

  5. 16 Jul 2014

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem with nearly one in three children in Europe being overweight. With the first comprehensive assessment of school food policies in Europe, the JRC has made an important contribution to the European Commission's efforts to address this issue.

  6. 14 Jul 2014

    During the 2014 Jugend Forscht Award Session, the German Land Hessen honoured the work of 10 students in the disciplines of earth and space science, technology and physics by inviting the young researchers to a visit of Brussels.

  7. 10 Jul 2014

    This report studies the occupational mismatch phenomenon, focusing on mismatching in both education and skill.


    Using PIAAC we calculate several indicators of overeducation and overskilling, investigating how the different measures are related to each other and the differing effects of the mismatch on several European countries.


  8. 7 Jul 2014

    The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

  9. 14 May 2014

    On 13 and 14 May, almost 2000 students from some 40 schools visited the JRC laboratories in Ispra to discover what the JRC does and how it contributes to several EU policies.

  10. 28 Nov 2013

    According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012. The Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication examining the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems, allowing Member States to compare themselves against others. Most of the analysis presented in the Monitor is based on reports produced by the JRC.